Maryland will become a ‘destination for the exploitation of girls’ if underage marriage laws aren’t changed, advocates say
NewsMarch 12th, 2020
WUSA9 highlights Maryland’s efforts to improve protections for women and girls at risk of child marriage and related harms in Maryland. The article features Tahirih Senior Counsel for Public Policy […]
NewsMarch 9th, 2020
The StarTribune reported on Minnesota’s push to pass child marriage reforms, citing the Tahirih Justice Center’s research on the effects of child marriage in the article. The consequences of underage […]
NewsJanuary 31st, 2020
Indiana passed a law raising the minimum marriage age to 18, with an expectation for 17-year olds under special circumstances. The Journal Gazette quotes Tahirih Senior Counsel for Policy and […]
NewsJanuary 23rd, 2020
We’re proud to share our new report, Making Progress, But Still Falling Short: A Report on the Movement to End Child Marriage in America. This report contains the latest analysis […]
NewsSeptember 10th, 2019
Ahead of the 2019 National Sexual Assault Conference, Ms. Magazine published a series of blogs from conference presenters on the collective movement to end sexual violence. Tahirih Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager, Casey Swegman, and Tahirih Policy Communications Associate, Rachel Pak, authored a piece on the intersections of forced marriage and sexual assault.
NewsMay 6th, 2019
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a bill ending child marriage in Georgia!
NewsApril 19th, 2019
Tahirih is disappointed that for the fourth year in a row, Maryland’s legislature ended its session without passing legislation to fix the state’s child marriage problem.